I took part in my first Instagram Yoga challenge!
I’ve definitely said “I’m totally going to do this!” to many challenges, that never panned out. This one was only 8 days from March 13-March 20, so I knew I could probably stick to it.
This challenge was awesome. Basically, it was a progression for 8 days working towards coming down from handstand to crow pose, which is something I definitely couldn’t do on Day 1. The hosts were @catbradleyyoga, @bowlingandyoga and @stretchylexi (follow them on Instagram!). I got a ton of clever progressions from @bowlingandyoga and @stretchylexi. We all love to jump right to “the thing”, but progressions are the real way we get something we’ve never done before. @catbradleyyoga has seriously amazing form and explains moves with such amazing clarity. Loved it. Here’s my recap via Instagram posts –
Day 1 – Crow Pose & Handstand hold for 20/30 Seconds
Joining the #crowlanding challenge! Day 1 – handstand and crow hold. ……………….. I tried coming down into crow from handstand and it’s so hard to land in the perfect spot on your arms! I’m looking forward to finding the slow control to do this move 😆❤ Thanks to the hosts @catbradleyyoga @stretchylexi @bowlingandyoga #handbalancing #yogachallenge
Day 2 – Crow to Crane w/Crow Push Up
Crow push-up to crane▶Day 2 #crowlanding challenge! This was hard and awesome at the same time! When I got to the full straight crane I was like “whoaa, that’s what that’s supposed to feel like!” … I know I could get the push up a little lower but this felt good for today 😆❤ … Thanks again to the awesome challenge hosts @catbradleyyoga @bowlingandyoga and @stretchylexi #handbalancing #yogavideo #yogachallenge #cranepose #bakasana
Day 3 – Jump to Crow
Day 4 – Handstand to Chaturanga
Day 5 – Test Landing: Handstand Wall Slide to Crow
▶Day 5 #crowlanding Challenge! Test Landing – handstand wall slide to crow. This is seriously challenging, but makes the real thing seem more doable. . 🙈 Wish I wore socks! Shared foot aftermath in my story. 😂 . Amazing hosts ➡@catbradleyyoga @bowlingandyoga @stretchylexi . #handbalancing #crowpose #bakasana #yogachallenge #yogavideo #canont6i
Day 6 – Malasana Lower
Day 7 – Pincha to Baby Crow
▶Day 7 #crowlanding challenge! Pincha to crow. OMG this was so hard. Pincha is so difficult with my tight shoulders. I have a feeling the real thing (crow landing from handstand) tomorrow will be easier for me than this 😅 Hosts, you amaze me for being able to do this! ➡ @catbradleyyoga @bowlingandyoga @stretchylexi #pincha #handbalancing #thestruggleisreal
Day 8- Handstand to Crow
▶▶DAY 8 #crowlanding challenge! Final day && success! ❤💪 … Even with the sore feeling from yesterday’s pincha challenge, I got a solid crow landing and ok crane landing first try! 😆 So cool, since I definitely couldn’t do this a week ago. Goes to show how far good progressions, advice and dedication can take you. … Thank you so much @catbradleyyoga @bowlingandyoga and @stretchylexi I looked forward to your videos every day for the last week and learned so much from your cues and progressions!! … #handbalancing #yogavideo #yogachallenge #cranepose #crowpose #bakasana
I’d love to host a challenge like this someday! #FreeStandingHandstand challenge? #QuestForThePress challenge?
Let me know in the comments what kind of mini challenge you would go for. 🙂